Mandemor Homestay

Batanta - Batanta



2 x Over water - Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.


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Twin share from SGD 44.16 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from SGD 44.16 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Discount for children under 12

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* Under 12yrs

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  • Good phone signal
  • Seagrass
  • Coral
  • Child discount
  • Calm beach
  • Sandy Beach
  • Western style toilet
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • In village
  • Has private bungalows


    Mandemor Homestay has three over-water private bungalows at Yensawai village on Batanta.

    The bungalow bedrooms sleep two on  a mattress on the floor, which has sheets, pillows, bolsters and a mosquito net supplied. The bedrooms all have a light switch and power outlets and a small desk.

    Meals are served on the bungalow verandahs which have panoramic views to the east, across the seagrass flats to the Dampier Strait, Pulau Arefi, and the hills of Batanta.

    A western style toilet and bucket bathing is provided on shore for guests.

    Electricity is provided by generator and is available from sunset until midnight.

    A 4G telephone signal was available in Yensawai in August 2018 and data connections were possible.

    The small shops in Yensawai sell basic supplies, but Batanta is quite remote, so you should bring all the consumeables you consider essential.

    Raja Ampat suffers from a total lack of safe waste disposal and recycling services. All homestays request that their guests please take their inorganic waste away with them when they leave, so as to not contribute to the growing trash problem in the islands.

    Only basic English is spoken at Mandemor Homestay, so it’s best to have a phrasebook with you if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia.

    Transport / Getting there

    Transport from Waisai to Mandemor Homestay costs IDR 1,500,000 each way. The trip cost is shared by passengers and is in a longboat that can carry up to 4 guests.

    Transfers between Mandemor Homestay and anywhere else you’re headed for are available. Prices of common destinations below are in IDR, for a one way trip, shared by boat passengers.


    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

    Public Boat to Batanta

    If you have plenty of time, you don’t mind a bit of discomfort, and you want spend as little as possible on transport costs, then there are cargo boats that you can use to get to Batanta. (Obviously, if you are going to arrive on the cargo boat, then you don’t need to request a Waisai pickup when submitting the booking form above.)

    Here’s what you need to know about getting the cargo boat to Batanta.


    Be sure to bring snorkelling gear, because Mandemor Homestay has a wealth of marine life right at the door. The seagrass flats that surround the homestay are a nursery for all kinds of creatures and dugongs are sometimes seen grazing right below the homestay. Coral reefs occur not far from Mandemor where the seagrass flats give way to deeper water.

    Mandemor Homestay can arrange snorkelling and sightseeing trips to all the local attractions. Waterfalls, sand cays, jungled bays and Pulau Birie’s fabulous reefs are all close by. A few of the many possibilities are listed below. Prices are IDR, per trip, shared by participants.

    Pulau Urun300,000
    Pulau Urai550,000
    Pulau Dayan600,000
    Pulau Kri (Batanta)700,000
    Batanta waterfall400,000

    Explore Yensawai village and ask about the occasional music performances that are organised there. Long beach walks are possible from the eastern end of the village at low tide.


    See our Batanta page for an overview of Batanta, its neighbouring islands, and their attractions.

    Mandemor Homestay Location Map